Investigator – Racial Profiling and Biased Policing [Job ID 520633]

Website Civilian Complaint Review Board

Job Description
The Civilian Complaint Review Board (“CCRB”) is charged with investigating, mediating, and prosecuting  complaints which members of the public file against New York City police officers involving the use of force, abuse of authority, discourtesy,  offensive language, untruthful statements made by officers, and racial profiling and biased policing. The Board consists of 15 members who are appointed by the Mayor, the City Council and Public Advocate. The Board is responsible for governing the agency.  The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the agency. As the largest police oversight agency in the United States, the CCRB currently investigates approximately 4,500 complaints each year.

In April 2021, the New York City Council passed Intro 2212, which clarified that under its abuse of authority jurisdiction, the CCRB has the authority to investigate complaints of racial profiling and other forms of biased policing made by members of the public against New York City police officers.

To execute this newly clarified authority, the CCRB has created a Racial Profiling and Biased Policing (“RPBP”) Investigations Unit. Because of the unique and complex challenges that racial profiling and biased policing investigations often present, the RPBP Investigations Unit seeks a team of skilled and experienced investigative staff to handle these cases.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Level 3 Investigators in RPBP Unit will be responsible for receiving, investigating, and managing a caseload of civilian complaints of police misconduct that allege racial profiling and/or other forms of biased policing based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, immigration or housing status. RPBP Unit Level 3 Investigators will be required to:
• Contact and schedule complainants for interviews to discuss incidents in detail.
• Interview witnesses of different racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations, some of whom may have mental or physical disabilities.
• Analyze and interpret rules, regulations, and policies and procedures as outlined in the NYPD Patrol and Administrative Guides
• Request and obtain confidential and sensitive documentary evidence for cases, including but not limited to BWC footage, surveillance and/or cellphone footage, medical records, and police documents from both the NYPD and private entities (some field work may be required)
• Schedule and conduct interviews of New York City police officers, who are represented by union attorneys and who are mandated by the NYPD Patrol Guide to provide a statement.
• Work with CCRB data analysts to request, obtain and analyze data relevant to allegations of biased conduct by NYPD officers.
• Compose and summarize details of complainant, subject, and witness interviews.
• Lead field-work activity to research and gather sensitive and critical information related to the pending cases
• Create substantial narrative closing reports which concisely describe factual findings, applicable law, rules and reasoning employed to arrive at conclusion and submit all reports and suggested recommendations to the CCRB Board.

Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

Preferred Skills
• Professional investigative experience in the fields of civil rights (especially matters involving allegations of discrimination and/or police misconduct) and/or criminal justice
• Significant experience and skills interviewing  witnesses about complex or sensitive topics
• Foreign language proficiency a plus
• Excellent attention to detail
• Exceptional organizational skills
• Ability to rapidly understand provisions of applicable law, regulations, and NYPD policies and procedures
• Experience in handling multiple assignments with competing deadlines with a high degree of detail and accuracy
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including the ability to create and manipulate Excel documents using custom field formulas
• Experience and comfort working and/or engaging with individuals from historically marginalized communities
• Strong commitment to public service

To Apply
We are excited to learn more about you and your interest in the CCRB. Our applicant portal allows two options for uploading all required files. Please scan and upload your cover letter and resume as one document and your unofficial college transcript and writing sample as another document.

1. Resume
2. Cover letter (explaining your interest in our Investigation Level 3 role and the CCRB)
3. Unofficial college transcript
4. Analytical writing sample of less than 10 pages. You may submit professional or academic writing samples.

CITY EMPLOYEES:
1) Apply through Employee Self Service (ESS) under Recruiting Activities
2) Search for Job ID# 520633

FOR ALL OTHER APPLICANTS:
1) Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search
2) Search for Job ID# 520633

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED

In compliance with Federal Law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

The NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.

All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.

Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

POSTING DATE
03/16/2022
POST UNTIL
Until Filled

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

To apply for this job please visit www.nyc.gov.